Our safe and seaworthy dive boat “WALL-NUT” is bringing you to the best dive and snorkel sites Grand Cayman has to offer. She is a 25’ Dusky recently customized, refit and painted. This facelift in August 2010 not only made her easy on the eyes but she is one of the most comfortable boats around. We’ve got plenty of dry storage, shade, ice water and snacks on every voyage. Her quiet and efficient Yamaha 4-stroke engine keeps our prices down while still getting us diving the walls and reefs of Grand Cayman without any delay. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your I-Pod or MP3 player, we got a rockin sound system so you can jam your tunes and not ours!
Now everyone interested in diving Grand Cayman can experience and learn about diving in a relaxed and crowd free setting. In addition to the most crowd free affordable diving in the Cayman Islands, we offer scuba diving training courses and referrals in Cayman from PADI Discover Scuba Diving through Dive Master. Ask about our special combo Stingray City diving and snorkeling trips.
We strive to be the best Grand Cayman dive company by providing superior personalized customer service, frequenting Grand Caymans best dive sites and offering the most competitive prices for diving in Grand Cayman. We take a maximum of six (6) divers with a guide on every dive, choosing from dozens of Grand Cayman’s most pristine and fascinating dive sites, depending on prevailing weather conditions.
Cayman Islands Diving includes more than 200 marked scuba diving sites that boast some of the best scuba diving conditions and diversity in the world. You will see dramatic walls adorned with corals and sponges, shallow reefs teeming with schooling fish and several wrecks, including the Doc Polson, Oro Verde and USS Kittiwake, each with their own particular charm.
Grand Cayman Diving is yours to enjoy, with 80°F waters and visibility often exceeding 100 feet. The crystal clear waters of the Cayman Islands exude tropical splendor beyond the most discriminating expectations.
Green Sea Turtles are abundant at the Grand Cayman dive sites we frequent. When you think of Grand Cayman diving, think Cayman Turtle Divers!
Grand Cayman diving in 2011 has never been more exciting than with Cayman Turtle Divers! Watching the weather closely is how we get you diving Grand Cayman the right way! This month we have been diving Grand Caymans north side for a few days out of each week and making the trips sure paid off. Many sightings of Spotted Eagle-rays and a few Hammerhead sharks kept us pushing to Grand Caymans more remote dive sites in hopes to find “the big one”. We ran to Babylon and Andes wall in only 40 minutes! What better way to end a great morning of diving north side than to stop in at Kaibo on Grand Caymans northside for lunch and their famous Mud Slides!
Diving at Stingray City – “the world’s best 12-foot dive” is an experience you will remember forever. We offer crowd free affordable Stingray City scuba diving and snorkel dives.
Please contact us for more information or reservations for your Cayman Islands diving adventures. Ask about our private Cayman dive trips!
Grand Cayman Diving
Grand Cayman has over 200 named dive sites and provides the most consistant and diverse scuba diving on the planet. Cayman Islands scuba diving has become famous for consistant 100 foot plus visibility, pristine coral reefs and sheer vertical wall diving. With so many dive sites, spread throught three islands, diving conditions in the Cayman Islands are almost always perfect; it’s just a matter of finding the best Cayman diving sites depending on the weather.
A typical Grand Cayman diving profile consists of a 130 maximum depth wall dive, followed by a 40-60 foot reef dive or ship wreck dive. The latest Grand Cayman shipwreck dive is the Kittiwake, sunk in Grand Cayman in December 2010. Grand Caymans wall dives, reef dives and shipwreck dives all include hundreds of species of brilliantly colored fish, sponges, corals, invertebrates; as well as occasionally close encounters with turtles, shark, tarpon and silversides, barracudas, angelfish, puffer fish, scrawled filefish, flying gurnards, moray eels, octopus and several species of rays, including Southern Singrays, Spotted Eagle Rays and even the occasional Manta Ray!
Diving in Grand Cayman can be divided into four unique areas:
West » Seven Mile Beach to Northwest Point
North » North Wall from Northwest Point to Old Man Bay
South » South Side from South Sound to Breakers
East » East End from Breakers to Old Man Bay
Grand Cayman dives can be categorized by:
Grand Cayman Diving Tip: The maximum allowable depth for scuba diving in the Cayman Islands is 130 feet.
West Grand Cayman Diving
Diving Grand Caymans west side offers the most consistently calm sea conditions and a delightful mix of wall diving, reef dives, shipwreck diving and shore diving. Because west Grand Cayman diving is so spectacular with its many plunging walls, turtles, stingrays and other fascinating marine life, it is often easy to overlook the smallest creatures of beauty. We take small groups and pride ourselves in showing our guests all there is to see, from the largest sharks to the most tiny cleaner shrimp that ihnabit many anemonies on the west side. West side diving in Grand Cayman now includes the USS Kittiwake shipwreck that has recently received a great deal of national exposure.
North Grand Cayman Diving
Grand Caymans north wall is among the most vertical and dramatic in all of Grand Cayman. Stingray City and Stingray City Sandbar are situated along Grand Caymans north wall. One of the most popular north wall dive site on Grand Cayman is Eagle Ray Pass. Besides the frequent sightings of Spotted Eagle Rays, this expansive dive site includes many other species of marine life and corals in and around the many sheer vertical pinnacles, caverns and swim throughs. The overall diversity combined with its consistently 100 foot plus visibility makes Eagle Ray Pass a favorite Grand Cayman diving site. Like most dive sites in Grand Cayman and elsewhere, diving with a small group of people will afford the greatest possibility of sightings.
South Grand Cayman Diving
Because of the prevailing southeast winds, it is rare to dive the South Side dive sites, though it is done when possible as the sites are really lovely. Due to the myriad of sites available for diving, there are opportunities for virtually all levels of divers to explore this stunning underwater world. Grand Cayman’s south walls are just as dramatic as their western partners and the shallower reef dives along Grand Cayman’s southern coast are spectacular. Dive sites like Japanese Gardens feature many caves, tunnels, swim-throughs, chutes and some of the most elaborate coral formations anywhere in the Cayman Islands. Look for the little things too! The elusive Spotted Drum fish can be spotted at almost any Cayman Islands dive site, if you look closely and exercise a little patience. Diving in small groups such as we take will increase your chances of seeing all sea life, as the fewer divers in the group, the less of a threat they pose.
East Grand Cayman Diving
East end diving on Grand Cayman will typically involve rougher sea conditions due to prevailing trade winds but the rewards are often worth the rough ride!
Grand Cayman Wall Diving
Grand Cayman is surrounded by a wall, which generally starts at about 40-60 feet deep and slopes off to over 2,000 feet in some places. There are hundreds of wall diving sites situated all around the island and each can accommodate any level of certification or skill.
Grand Cayman Ship Wreck Diving
The dive sites are protected areas where collecting and fishing is not allowed. Gloves are also not permitted by law in the Cayman Islands.
Grand Cayman Kittiwake Shipwreck Diving
Sank off Grand Cayman on January 5, 2011 is retired US Navy submarine rescue ship, USS Kittiwake. Roughly 251′ long with 6 decks to explore, this wreck is perfect for divers of all skill levels to enjoy and explore. We offer one and two tanks dives to Kittiwake on request every day of the week. She has many nooks and crannies for fish to hide and some have already made homes like juvenile Sharp-nosed Puffers and Chromis. Situated close to Grand Cayman west wall, the Kittiwake also offers the chance to see larger wildlife such as Spotted Eagle-rays, Green Turtles and Sharks. Inside, many of the ship’s functions are still in place. While exploring you will come across a re-compression chamber, a machine shop, generators, bathrooms with the mirrors still in place, beautiful stainless wheel in the bridge and giant prop with rudder resting in the sand. Kittiwake shipwreck diving has aroused even greater interest among the international dive community for organizing Grand Cayman diving trips.
Grand Cayman Reef Diving
Cayman Islands reefs have something to offer for everyone. Grand Caymans west and north side reef formations are in coral fingers that stretch from half a mile out from shore towards the deeper water making navigation easy even for beginners. Tropical fish, turtles and stingrays are found here and are very friendly because of the number of divers they see daily.
Grand Cayman Shore Diving
Cayman Islands shore diving is among the best in the Caribbean, with many of Grand Caymans dive sites consistently winning awards for best dive sites by all major diving publications.
Grand Cayman Stingray City Diving
Stingray City is said to be the best and most exciting 12‐foot dive in the world! There are approximately 20 -30 resident Southern Stingrays in this area that are fed and petted by divers daily. Grand Caymans stingrays share this beautiful underwater habitat with an abundance of tropical fish, hawksbill and green sea turtles; a resident green moray eel, spotted eagle rays and barracuda. The best part of this world-famous Grand Cayman dive site is you do not have to move anywhere to get some amazing photography and videography.
Stingray City and Stingray City Sandbar are still the most popular Grand Cayman dive and snorkel sites. Tucked safely inside Grand Cayman’s barrier reef on the north side, divers and snorkelers can explore these shallow Grand Cayman dive sites almost every day of the year. Cayman Turtle Divers offers one-tank dive trips as well as snorkel trips to both destinations daily. Whether you want to take a plunge with your buddies or charter the boat for the family, we show you how to dive and snorkel Grand Cayman in the most un-crowded and personalized environment.
Lion Fish in Grand Cayman
With the introduction of lion fish into Grand Cayman’s delicate underwater ecosystem a few years ago, licensed cullers have been participating in roundups and donating their catch to several restaurants on Grand Cayman. The chefs at participating restaurants have been very creative making drinks, snacks and entrees with the invasive rascals. We seem to be making an impact but only in the areas that we dive. Often drift dives take us diving to Grand Cayman walls and reefs where no mooring or anchoring is allowed. These untouched areas are unfortunately teeming with these beautiful pests. Most dive operators, including Cayman Turtle Divers, are doing their part in hopes to someday eradicate the species from Cayman Islands waters.
Grand Cayman is surrounded by vast undersea walls, which generally start at about 40-60 feet deep and slope off to over 2,000 feet in some places. There are hundreds of wall diving sites situated all around the Cayman Islands and each can accommodate any level of certification or skill.
Grand Cayman dive sites offer among the most diverse and consistently exceptional diving in the world.
Grand Cayman Featured Dive Site: Sentinel Rock
One of Grand Caymans more popular boat diving sites, Sentinel Rock is a unique coral pinnacle jutting straight up from a steeply sloping drop‐off at a depth of 90 feet. There is a horizontal tunnel piercing the center and filled with a collection of black coral and colorful sponges. The entire pinnacle is covered with a colorful tapestry of deepwater gorgonians, orange elephant ear sponges, red encrusting sponges and a diversity of marine life. We often sneak over to see the tarpon hiding next door on Big Tunnel just a few fin kicks away.
Little Cayman Diving
Diving in Little Cayman and particularly Bloody Bay Wall, is a pristine underwater adventure not to be missed. Little Cayman diving has been honored with numerous awards from throughout the dive community, including National Geographic, for its natural pristine beauty. Bloody Bay Wall is a national marine park with over fifty world class dive sites. The marine life on Little Cayman is similar to Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac.
Cayman Brac Diving
Cayman Brac scuba diving encompass over forty named moored dive sites. Cayman Brac diving is largely a combination of pristine reefs, vertical walls, shipwrecks and creative shore dives. The most popular Cayman Brac dive is the 330 foot Captain Keith Tibbetts ship wreck.